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Illusion** HVS 5a

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This climb is in 133 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

First belay looked terrifying, second pitch was great, particularly the hollow flake and big wet jug and we did the third pitch in the rain. Brilliant after work romp.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Iain Steele

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

JulesV - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Shauna Cunningham

lissymanners - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Chris Reid

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/13

Took first pitch, excellent early damp weather route.
johang - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/13 with Chris Swanepoel

climbed in light rain, due to the roof stayed nice and dry. cold though
klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Johan Gausden

robbo157 - 2013

robbo157 - 2013

zejrus - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

Felt much easier compared to the last time I led this which was some years ago.
Swotson - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Ian Athroll

John Nuttall - Lead - 23/May/12 with Andy H

Nice route, although final corner was quite wet!
Ken Applegate - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Henry rogers

nathan foster - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with ben

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12

Martin Davies - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Matt Harris, Tom Hull

tomhull - 2nd β - 12/Apr/12 with matt harris, martin davies

Paul Figg - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Anna

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Mar/12

Quite an atmospheric route. Sustained at the grade with good protection.
DaveAtkinson - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Haydn Keith

AndyT1151 - 2nd - 06/Jun/11

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Anna

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Only 1st 2 pitches
Nigel Coe - 2nd dnf - 09/Sep/10 with Pete Kelly

Serious for the second.
jl - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Penny

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with J. Iles-Smith

Hidden - 21/Aug/10

Ace felt good on it so didnt freak, there was a stuck camalot and a stuck wire that i used and are still there, for the taking.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with dad

martrin - AltLd - 02/May/10 with Colin Smith

Hidden - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/09

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Nick

sgl - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with tony

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Lee Bonner, Paul Beacall

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09

daveclarke5 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Russell

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/09

Lead pitch 2 (crux) - Brilliant traverse, but not one Id recommend for an inexperienced/unequal second as its pretty bold and committing.
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Big Ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09

Tom Eagle - AltLd - 16/Apr/09 with Mario Yeomans

troutbeck - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with A.M.

Lou Kennedy - 2nd - 15/Apr/09

Hidden - 22/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08

jimted - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/08 with david toon

datoon - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jim

Done in 1
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Guy Reid

Led in one
cem - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Graham Dolman

decs - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Tony

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Neil Mackay

Sean Kelly - 2008

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/07 with Robeverybody

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/07

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 07/Jun/07 with Pylon King

Excellent traverse pitch
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Shaw Brown

J1PEF - AltLd - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 21/Apr/07

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Charlie Boscoe

ewen - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/06 with ian hinkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/06

joe king - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/06 with simon ringrose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Dave Kerr, Claire Fennell

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Jun/06 with Claire Fennell, Erick Baillot

John Kettle - Lead - 2006

alpinismo.uk - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/04

steveP - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Simon Ringrose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/04

PenJD - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/04 with Jon Ascroft

BlueJohn - AltLd O/S - 2004 with John Hempston

jeffmcd56 - 2nd - 2004 with Yan

rob.grafton - 2nd - 14/Sep/03 with andy bunnage, Bruce

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/02

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 01/Sep/02 with David Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/01

Hidden - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/00

Hidden - AltLd - May/99

Stone Muppet - 1999

Bug - 1999

jlancashire - 1999

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 1995 with Al H

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1995 with Karen Ghiselli

biggianthead - May/94 with HT

Hammy - AltLd - 28/Jul/92 with Ian Barker

whispering nic - AltLd - Jun/91 with Graham Iles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/90

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/90 with KM

andy gittins - 1990

paulpaint - Lead - Sep/88

Nick Biven - Lead - 20/Jul/88 with Ian Sherrington

mikej - AltLd - 07/Jul/88 with Mike Byles

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/88

JohnHutch - 2nd - 14/Sep/86 with AH

Hammy - AltLd - 14/Jul/86 with Rob Lawson

David Smith - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/84 with Andy Bennett

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/84

biggianthead - 30/Jul/83 with M

John Marsland - 2nd - 16/Sep/81 with Tony Rex

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/81

Hammy - Lead - 18/Jul/81 with Pete Smith

neil3965 - AltLd - Jul/81 with Adam Kassyk

Hidden - Lead - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/79

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1978 with Mike Wright

beaumap - 1978 with Pete Coghill

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/76

Fell off crux pitch
munro109 - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/75 with Robin Andrews

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1973

granitbahn - AltLd - Apr/72 with Rick Reeve

greenbuoy - 2nd - 08/May/71 with Bob Lister

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 52
hard E10 of 18
E10 of 18
easy E10 of 18
hard HVS3 of 18
HVS15 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard VS0 of 18
VS0 of 18
easy VS0 of 18
hard 5b0 of 18
5b0 of 18
easy 5b0 of 18
hard 5a1 of 18
5a9 of 18
easy 5a7 of 18
hard 4c1 of 18
4c0 of 18
easy 4c0 of 18
3 Stars4 of 16
2 Stars12 of 16
1 Star0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead39 of 133 (29.3%)
Followed26 of 133 (19.5%)
Alt Leads47 of 133 (35.3%)
Unknown21 of 133 (15.8%)

'Climbed'73 of 133 (54.9%)
clean O/S53 of 133 (39.8%)
clean β1 of 133 (0.8%)
clean rpt4 of 133 (3.0%)
dnf2 of 133 (1.5%)